Friday, October 23

50 Years Ago – March 1970

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For more than 50 years, The Tennessee Magazine has been the official publication of our electric cooperatives, keeping member-owners informed about their co-ops, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.

The cover of the March 1970 edition featured dedicated fishermen braving a cool spot near an unnamed state park. Inside, readers discovered Cedars of Lebanon State Park, met the Collake family of Madisonville who ran C&M Quail Ranch and learned about the latest offerings in bathroom lighting.

While our fashions, appliances and recipes have significantly changed since our first issue in 1958, our mission to entertain, educate and inform our readers has not. Here’s a glimpse of what members saw 50 years ago in The Tennessee Magazine. View the entire March 1970 edition online below.


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